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 Post subject: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:35 am 
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So, I got a package today from Dublin. I wasn't expecting a package from Dublin.

It had my name on it, and a phone number that I haven't used in 7 years. So, I opened it.

It was a whistle. I hadn't ordered a whistle. No note, no invoice, just a business card from the maker.

My brain was spinning. Was this an unsolicited sample for review? Did I spoil Christmas by opening a gift early that one of my family got for me? But you'd think a product sample would have a note, and you'd think if someone in the house bought it for me, it'd have their name on it, not mine.

Turns out, it was a Secret Santa gift on another message board I'm on (non-irish music related). I didn't suspect it was a secret santa gift, because the purchase limit is supposed to be $50. But it was...

So, now I'm the proud owner of a new McNeela Setanta whistle! :D

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It's a pretty decent instrument. It's got some of the features I look for in a whistle: Loud, decent back pressure, in tune, very fast action. (I know some of those features will turn others off..but they're what I like). It's a great surprise!

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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:14 pm 
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Lucky you! :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 pm 
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How about a random review you lucky duck


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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:41 am 
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Congratulations!

Is it my eyes, or does the tube extend into the window...? Tell us more, please.


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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:17 am 
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TheWanderer wrote:
Is it my eyes, or does the tube extend into the window...? Tell us more, please.

Not all that uncommon. See MK or Reyburn whistles for similar set-up.

Best wishes.

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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:49 am 
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Thanks Steve. I'm still very new to this.


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 Post subject: Re: A Christmas Miracle?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:47 pm 
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Yup...the tube extends into the window and is turned down into the ramp at the end.

I'll write up a review on the whistle when I've spent some more time with it. :D

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